o Vancouver affordable housing advocate Leah Greenwood has been honored as a Friend of Housing by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. Greenwood was hired in 2008 as housing development manager for Affordable Community Environments. She soon became executive director and led a merger with REACH Community Development, an Oregon affordable housing developer. Greenwood is now ACE Housing Development Project Manager at REACH.
o Key Property Services Inc. has named Lori Hausler its new residential sales manager. Hausler comes to the agency with seven years of experience and she is qualified to provide first-time homebuyer classes. Hausler will oversee all aspects of Key Properties’ real property sales.
o Matthew J. Peters has joined Coldwell Banker Commercial Jenkins & Associates as an investment broker specializing in retail properties and high-profile net leased assets in the state of Washington. Peters was a residential real estate agent for eight years and later worked in commercial real estate with the Portland firm Marcus & Millichap.
o Eric Shelton, general manager of the Olive Garden in Vancouver, has been presented with the company’s Michelangelo and Renaissance awards. An Olive Garden veteran of 11 years, he is one of four selected from more than 800 general managers nationwide to receive both awards this year. The awards recognize managers who create a positive culture where guests and team members are warmly welcomed and treated with respect.
o Ron Trujillo, who drives paratransit for Vancouver-based Golden Chariot Specialty Transport, was named the 2013 Paratransit and Contracting Driver of the Year by the Taxicab, Limousine and Paratransit Association.